UP! helps you stay engaged in meaningful prophetic learning within a supportive community. There’s a wealth of group wisdom and encouragement to tap into. And by taking things deeper, you continue to grow in wisdom and confidence.
Working as part of a team, you have the opportunity to prophesy to them as together we seek to share God’s thoughts and build them up. The encouragement often returns to our teams as our guests provide feedback on what they received and its relevance to their lives.
It all depends on who shows up and what comes up in the conversation. It’s hosted by School of Prophecy leaders who have a passion to share their gift and help others share theirs. So at the start of the meeting they’ll welcome everyone and just start chatting about something they’ve learned or experienced since the last Hangout. This often sparks the conversation in a certain direction for part of our time together or sometimes even the whole time. It all depends! Either way, you’re welcome to contribute to the conversation or sit back and enjoy listening to others. We always seem to come away with a smile on our face, encouraged and inspired by what we’ve heard, and lightened up by the banter and laughter. Equally, we’re always ready to discuss a difficult situation and allow God to speak through the experiences and wisdom of everyone gathered. It’s quite a mix and a great place to come and just BE. When we do that, with skilled hosting, it opens us up a space for real community and learning.
Too many to list here, but here are a few: 1) Build up: How do we intentionally build up people and churches with our gift? 2) Wise up: How do we use our gift effectively with pre-Christians who won’t get our church or religious language? 3) Encouragement: How can you bring God’s light into situations by being you? 4) What prevents us from growing? 5) Students of the Word: How do we stay grounded in scripture? Each month’s theme paves the way for deeper learning through teaching and insights from experiences. It’s very interesting to see how God moves to help us understand, learn and grow.
We invite friends of the School – people with experience in the prophetic – to come and receive prophecy from our StretchCo community. We break up into small teams in breakout rooms with a guest for 20 minutes or so for a time of prophecy. This is your opportunity to practise your gift. And since our guests are experienced, they offer encouraging feedback to help you hone and sharpen your gift further.
Our aim is to help people recognise the many ways God speaks to them and through them to others. We do that with an emphasis on being a part of a loving community, seeking to work with others in prophetic teams and encouraging you in the unique way God has gifted you. The end goal is always to build up and encourage others through prophecy – always pursuing love first. So if that’s the kind of prophetic ministry you want to develop, we’d love to help you with that.
All you need to bring is YOU, (and maybe a cup of tea or coffee!) and then see yourself grow. You will be amazed.